Who is Marilyn Mosby? Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been charged federally with perjury and making false mortgage applications for the purchase of two vacation homes in Florida. According to the four indictments, in May 2020 and December 2020, Mosby filed “457(b) Coronavirus-Related Distribution Requests” for a one-time withdrawal of $40,000 from Baltimore City’s Deferred Compensation Plan, respectively. USD and $50,000.
In each request, the indictment alleges that she falsely demonstrated that she met at least one qualification under the CARES Act.
These eligibility include: adverse financial consequences of coronavirus as a result of being quarantined, furloughed, or fired; reduced hours; inability to work due to lack of childcare; or closing or reducing hours of business at a business she owns or operates.
In signing these forms, Mosby “confirmed [ed] the representations and confirmations made in this request under penalty of perjury.”
The indictment continues, alleging that Mosby did not experience any such financial hardship and, in fact, received her full salary of $247,955.58 biweekly from January 1, 2020 to December 29, 2020 total direct deposit of $9,183.54.
Additionally, in July and September 2020, and in January and February 2021, Mosby applied for a $490,500 mortgage to purchase a home in Kissimmee, Florida and $428,400 in mortgage payments, the indictment alleges. Making false statements when buying a condo in a US dollar mortgage in Longboat Key, Florida.
Who is Marilyn Mosby? Whats happened? federally indicted on perjury charges
Mosby was asked to disclose her responsibilities in both filings, but not her failure to pay federal taxes from previous years and, in March 2020, the IRS’ claim to all property and property rights belonging to her and her husband A lien is set. That’s $45,022 in unpaid taxes she and her husband owe the IRS.
On each application, she answered “no” to the question “Are you currently delinquent or delinquent on any federal debt or any other loan, mortgage, financial obligation, bond, or loan guarantee.”
Finally, according to the indictment, a week before closing her Kissimmee home, Mosby signed an agreement with a vacation home management company that gave them control over the rent on the property she eventually bought in Kissimmee.
In September 2020, Mosby signed the “Second Home Rider,” the indictment alleges that by “wrongly enforcing” the agreement, Mosby could get lower mortgage rates than it would have gotten without it .
If convicted, Mosby faces up to five years in federal prison for each of two counts of perjury and up to 30 years for each of two false mortgage applications.
Prosecution is not a finding of guilt. Indicted individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in some later criminal proceedings.
In November 2021, Adam Chaundry, a former assistant state attorney with the homicide division of the Baltimore City State Attorney’s Office, was indicted on 88 counts, including stalking, harassment and office misconduct.